Awards & Honors

The Society bestows honors and provides opportunities for funding.


Conference Travel Awards

Funds attendance at the ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.

Distinguished Service Award

Honors an individual whose exemplary service has made an outstanding contribution to art information. 

George Wittenborn Award

Recognizes excellence in art publishing from the past year.

Gerd Muehsam Award

Annual recognition for the best graduate student paper or project relevant to art librarianship.

H.W. Wilson Foundation Research Award

Supports the research activities of ARLIS/NA members.

Melva Dwyer Award

Rewards exceptional reference or research tools in Canadian art and architecture from the past year.

Robertson Rare Book School Scholarship

An annual award of tuition waiver for one course at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Award for International Travel

Funding for international travel to promote the exchange of ideas and information.

Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance

Provides funding for a student to attend the ARLIS/NA Conference.

Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

Provides support for students preparing for art or architecture librarianship or visual resources curatorship.

Worldwide Books Award for Electronic Resources

Recognizes outstanding electronic publications by ARLIS/NA members.

Worldwide Books Award for Publications

Recognizes outstanding publications by ARLIS/NA members.